Bosses finance half day goofing off

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9 December 2005, AMSTERDAM - Personal phone calls, net surfing and emailing by employees are costing their bosses nearly half a day a week,a new report claims.

9 December 2005

AMSTERDAM - Personal phone calls, net surfing and emailing by employees are costing their bosses nearly half a day a week,a new report claims.

Workers are spending 4.4 hours each week of work time on their private business, only 2.3 hours each week is made up for with company work done at home, leaving employers with 2.1 hours’ short-fall per salary.

This was one of the findings of the annual Trends in ICT report by Ernst & Young, gathered from the results of interviews with 700 directors, managers and other staff, released on Thursday.

Ernst & Young calculated that during an average work week of 30 hours, approximately 7 percent of employee time was spent on personal activity.

"As well as the loss of productivity, the companies must also calculate the costs involved,” said a spokesman for Ernst & Young.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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